Posts Covering Real Estate News

Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

Selling your home? Make sure you stage it for sale. Staged homes sell 73% faster than non-staged homes; and sell at higher prices, too. Here's how to do it.

NAR: Pending Home Sales Index Suggests Strong 2016 Housing Market

For the 20th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

With Mortgage Rates Low, New Home Sales Surge Into The 2016 Housing Market

Mortgage rates are low and U.S. rents are rising. Home buyers are snapping up today's new construction. Analysis, plus access to mortgage rates which are back below 4%.

Condo Prices Climbing Quicker Than Values For Detached, Single-Family Homes

Is a better to buy a condo or a single-family, detached home? Recently, condos have held value better. Analysis of the condo market, plus live condo mortgage rates.

FHFA: U.S. Home Values Rise 5.9% Since Last Year, Eclipse All-Time Best

Home values have surpassed last decade's best, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as do access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

Negotiation Leverage Sits With Today’s Home Sellers

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

NAR: Home Sales Surge 15% In December, Home Supply Falls To 12-Year Low

December home sales jumped 15% and home supply is extremely tight. Prices are rising nationwide. So, what low-downpayment options do today's buyers have?

Builders To Buyers: Expect Higher New Home Prices In 2016

Homebuilder confidence remains strong as the 2016 Housing Market begins. Builders have signaled to buyers that this year's prices will be higher.

Low-Downpayment Loans, Low Mortgage Rates Push New Construction Ahead

As demand surges, U.S. builders are starting more homes than during any period this decade. Mortgage rates are cheap and low downpayment loans are abundant.

Case-Shiller Index Shows U.S. Home Values Up 36% Since 2012

Case-Shiller Index reports home values up more than 36% since 2012. How valid is the data, though? San Francisco, Denver, and Portland lead the pack. Chicago lags.

Home Sellers Have Negotiation Leverage (But May Not Know It)

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

Break-Through Year For U.S. Housing, According to Pending Home Sales Index

For the 19th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

New Home Sales Jump To 3-Month Best On Low Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are low and U.S. rents are rising. Home buyers are snapping up today's new construction. Analysis, plus access to mortgage rates which still hover near 4 percent.

U.S. Home Values Now Exceed Last Decade’s Peak

Home values have surpassed last decade's best, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as do access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

Home Sales Drop 11% In November But Prices Still Climbing

November home sales fell on an annual basis for the first time since 2014. But, prices are still climbing. What low-downpayment options does a buyer have?

It’s Coming: The Best Day Of The Year For Buying A Home

Analyzing 15 years of home sales and 32 million home sales, a pattern of "good days" and "bad days" to buy a home emerged. Can you guess which day is best?

Low-Downpayment Loans, Low Mortgage Rates Push New Construction

As demand surges, U.S. builders are starting more homes than during any period this decade. Mortgage rates are cheap and low downpayment loans are abundant.

Builders Tell Buyers: Plan For Higher Home Prices In 2016

Homebuilder confidence remains strong as the 2016 Housing Market begins. Builders are signaling to buyers that next year's prices will be higher.

Pending Home Sales Index Shows 2015 To Be “Exceptional” For U.S. Housing

For the 18th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Low-Downpayment Loans For Buyers In Unaffordable U.S. Cities

Want to buy a home somewhere inexpensive? Check this list of affordable cities, and get access to low downpayment home loans. Analysis and live quotes.

2016 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)